February 2024

City Collision Repairs

From the days of horse and cart to now, Chris Greaney, Director, shares his story of how City Collision Repairs has evolved over the last century.

Believe it or not, when our business started, you were more likely to see a horse and cart on the roads than a car. That’s how long we’ve been supporting the Hawke's Bay community. 

Over the last 100 years the business has evolved from wheelwrights and coach builders to makers of bus, truck and vintage car bodies, to a business that repairs them. 

The business has only ever been in two families. The Dykes family started it in 1916, then my father, Roger Greaney, bought it in 1979.  

Dad had been working here since he was 16 – so you can’t get much more local than that. 

Since then, we’ve probably helped thousands of local families get back on the road safely. We do about 25 cars a week. 

We know the locals, and we know local roads. We’ve got the latest equipment and know-how – we are even approved repairers for Tesla. 

Our team takes a lot of pride in doing not only a great job, but a quick one – not keeping people waiting is very important. 

We feel strongly about growing the workforce too, we must have graduated a qualified apprentice every year for more than 100 years.  

We believe contributing to our community makes the world a better place. So, we sponsor local talent and give both time and financial support. 

Supporting the local community is a big part of who we are – and hopefully will be for another 100 years. 

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Chris Greaney

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